Policy briefings

Public policy insights from academics at the University of Birmingham.

Returning British fighters: reintegration through family support

Returning British fighters: reintegration through family support
Description
A number of British fighters in Syria want to return to the UK with their children. This briefing outlines work being carried out by researchers at the University of Birmingham on family-based support for reintegration.
Date:
17/04/2019

Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR): Lessons from Guatemala

Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR): Lessons from Guatemala
Description
This policy brief analyses the case of Guatemala to describe what returning home can look like for female ex-combatants, and how they could better be supported to maintain the gender equality experienced during conflict.
Date:
03/04/2019

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill
Description
The Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill is the primary means to protect the rights to freedom of over 2 million of the most vulnerable people in society: it is imperative that it works as well as possible.
Date:
13/03/2019

Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave
Description
With the introduction of Shared Parental Leave in 2015, why are so few taking advantage of a policy designed to encourage equal parenting? This brief highlights the multiple barriers to take-up in the UK.
Date:
13/03/2019

Suicide prevention

Suicide prevention
Description
Suicide in the UK accounts for 14% of deaths in 10-19 year olds and 21% of deaths in 20-34 year olds. This note outlines recent research findings and makes recommendations to improve prevention.
Date:
13/03/2019

Dental access rates for young children

Dental access rates for young children
Description
Despite significant reductions in levels of tooth decay in England over the past 40 years, the proportion of children suffering this preventable disease remains high.
Date:
13/03/2019

Improving treatment and management of atrial fibrillation

Improving treatment and management of atrial fibrillation
Description
Briefing on atrial fibrillation from the University of Birmingham. This note covers new screening guidelines to increase early detection and a new tool for clinicians to assess stroke risk.
Date:
08/03/2019
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